Take A Good Look At The Naked Eye's Enchanting Musical Vision
If you are yearning for something creative and refreshing to stimulate your musical senses, then look no further than The Naked Eye, a collaborative project centered around London-based singer-songwriter Frenchie. Blending the sultry insouciance of jazz with the warmth of neo-soul and the vibrance of electronica, the collective conjure an intriguing musical amalgam that will enchant, inspire and fascinate in equal measure.
From languid, soulful rumination through to pulsing synth grooves, The Naked Eye display a particularly adept facility for combining intricacy, nuance and sophistication throughout their self-titled debut EP. Syncretizing genres through artfully conceived arrangements that ebb and flow with seamless ingenuity, the tracks wash over the listener with a mesmeric allure as they gambol, seduce and unfurl with a most luxuriant aural aesthetic: lush keys and a burbling bassline morph into a hazy, celestial shimmer on 'Embrace Me'; reflectively intimate keys and a sensually floating trumpet give way to a pulsing, electro-fuzz churn on 'Come Wonder'; 'River Of No Return' traverses a frenetic synth-and-drum opening through to its emergent groove before finally dissolving into ethereally distorted harmonies.
Amidst the dreamy ambience and punctuated ebullience of the compelling soundscapes, singer/songwriter Frenchie showcases just how sublimely her vocal sensibility complements such a vibe. Her voice an enchanting mix of jazzy confidence, tender emotion and warmly inviting sensuality, she infuses the desire, poignance and yearning of her 'matters-of-the-heart' lyricism with the kind of maturely observed intimacy that effortlessly draws the listener into her world.